Additive manufacturing as an opportunity for SMEs

On November 08, 2023, the CZM in cooperation with the network Niedersachsen Additiv and WiReGo (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Goslar) organizes a workshop discussion on the topic of additive manufacturing as an opportunity for medium-sized businesses.

Additive manufacturing technologies are becoming increasingly important in industrial production, whether for the cost-effective production of small quantities or for the manufacture of particularly complex geometries. In addition, there is further potential in terms of the feasibility of multi-material component designs. However, the differences compared to conventional manufacturing processes are significant, which is why larger companies in particular are currently benefiting from this advanced technology.

The workshop discussion at CZM, which is being held in cooperation with the Niedersachsen Additiv network and WiReGo, will therefore focus on the question of the extent to which small and medium-sized companies can also use additive manufacturing processes in a meaningful way and thus increase their innovation and competitiveness.

To this end, Dr. Henning Wiche (Managing Director at CZM) will begin with an overview lecture on the status and fields of action of additive manufacturing technologies, followed by Joschka Röben (owner of Röben UG and specialist engineer for additive manufacturing), who will report on two concrete use cases in his young company with the production of automotive spare parts and recycling using 3D printing. In a subsequent discussion round on the topic of 3D printing in practice, Dr. Eric Klemp (Eisenhut) and Dr. Michael Reiß (HOLOS Excellence), two further experts in additive manufacturing, will be on hand. The event will conclude with a get-together, where guests can view live demonstrator production on the GULLIVER 3D printer, a system for manufacturing large-volume components made of metal using wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM).

All interested parties from the SME sector and beyond are welcome. Hereyou can get more information and register for the event.

For further information: Niedersachsen Additiv as a project is the contact for 3D printing, for companies and businesses in Lower Saxony. Niedersachsen ADDITIV is a joint project of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) and the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH (IPH). Niedersachsen ADDITIV has been supported by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Transport, Building and Digitalization since 2017. For more information, click here.

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